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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, director F. Gary Gray arrives at the premiere of "The Fate of the Furious" in Berlin. Gray turns 51 on July 17. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18Celebrities enjoying birthdays during the week July 12-18 include actress Rachel Brosnahan, actor Harrison Ford and comedian Jane Lynch
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FILE - In this July 12, 2009 file photo, Italian composer Ennio Morricone, conducts with the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra - Gyor, performing his best film themes together with the Macedonian Opera Choir, on the opening eve of the 49th Ohrid Summer Festival at the Ancient Theatre in Ohrid, in southwestern Macedonia. Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” died Monday, July 6, 2020 in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, file)
Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such as classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died
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FILE - In this June 1, 2014, file photo, Nick Cordero arrives at the Drama Desk Awards in New York. Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complicationsTributes have come pouring in for Tony Award-nominated stage actor Nick Cordero, who died of severe medical complications after contracting the coroavirus
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Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Dubbed "an act of cultural resilience," the concert aims to send a message of unity and hope to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in Lebanon. For the first time since the Baalbek International Festival was launched in 1956, this year's concert is being held without an audience, in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines. Instead, it is being broadcast live on local and regional TV stations and live-streamed on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisisLebanon is hosting its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience for the first time
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruinsNine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy
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FILE - In the June 19, 2020 file photo, Imani Abdul sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during a Juneteenth celebration in Los Angeles. The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has been resurrected as a beacon of hope for all races during nationwide protests. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope across nation“Lift Every Voice and Sing” was created more than a century ago
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Kacey Musgraves, winner of the awards for best country album for "Golden Hour", best country song for "Space Cowboy", best country solo performance for "Butterflies" and album of the year for "Golden Hour" poses in the press room at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019, left, and Ruston Kelly arrives at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 11, 2019. Musgraves and Kelly have filed for divorce. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said “we’ve made this painful decision together." Musgraves and Kelly, both 31, were married in 2017.  (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorceGrammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce
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FILE - In this July 4, 2006, file photo, Willie Nelson addresses fans attending his Fourth of July Picnic in Ft. Worth, Texas. Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via livestream. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry, File)
Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual
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En esta foto del 26 de octubre de 2017, Prince Royce posa tras bambalinas durante la ceremonia de los Latin American Music Awards en Los Angeles. El astro de la bachata dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros despierten también. Royce reveló que se está recuperando del virus en una entrevista exclusiva con The Associated Press el jueves 2 de julio de 2020. (Foto por Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, Archivo)
Exclusiva AP: Prince Royce tiene COVID, y algo que decirPrince Royce dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros también despierten
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Prince Royce, winner of the awards for favorite artist - tropical, favorite album - tropical for "Five", song of the year for "Deja vu" and favorite song - tropical for "Deja vu" poses backstage at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now wants to try and wake others too. The Latin star told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is recovering from the virus. He says he decided to speak up out of a growing frustration with seeing people going out and gathering without protection. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19Singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now wants to try and wake others too
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, 21 Savage attends the Tom Ford show during NYFW Fall/Winter in Los Angeles. The rapper will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner announced his new Bank Account At Home nationwide initiative on Wednesday. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free Wi-Fi and tablets for underserved inner-city students. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
21 Savage launches free online financial program for youthRapper 21 Savage says he will launch a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic
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Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of soundsPaul Weller’s “On Sunset” is a collection filled to the brim with a carnival of sounds that find inspiration in decades past while occasionally stepping into something new
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, singer Vanilla Ice performs during the skills competition at the NBA All Star basketball game, in New Orleans. Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that had drawn fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1990s rapper with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby” had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, July 3, 2020, but he decided to postpone until a later date, the owner of the restaurant hosting the show said Thursday, July 2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice showVanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 days ago
Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healingJoe Ely's new album, titled “Love In the Midst of Mayhem,” is his response to the coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter smiles in between interviews, after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation company said they plan to produce the popular festival in 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemicJay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 days ago
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